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Gevens Receives 2017 Pound Extension Award

Wisconsin Ag Connection

A University of Wisconsin-Madison associate professor and Extension vegetable crop plant specialist has been awarded the 2017 Pound Award for her work at the school’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Amanda Gevens was recognized for her research and work related to disease management in potato and vegetable crops


Manitowoc farmers see huge alfalfa losses

Herald Times Reporter

Scott Gunderson, agriculture specialist for the University of Wisconsin Extension in Manitowoc County, said at least 10,000 of the 18,000 acres of alfalfa plantings in the county have failed.


Family Living Tent at Farm Technology Days Offers Educational Opportunities for Event Attendees

Door County Daily News

The educational booths will display more than 20 informational topics including:

We will have arts and crafts on display, historical artifacts,

and professionals will share their expertise in health and safety for farm families and all families.

I’m Renee Koenig, Family Living Educator at the Kewaunee County UW-Extension office and I’m looking forward to seeing you in July at the Wisconsin Farm Technology Days show.


Fanatical botanical: Rotate crops for bigger home garden bounty

The Roanoke Times

Rotating crops is an ages old practice that involves moving crop locations from season to season. According to the University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension, crop rotation reduces pests, manages disease and keeps the soil fertile. Balancing these three elements can be the difference between a minuscule harvest and a bumper crop.


Silvopasture Explained At Recent Pasture Walk

SW News

“It’s like a geometry puzzle,” commented Vance Haugen, the Crawford County UW-Extension Agent. “The taller the trees, the more sun will hit the forest floor, and the better the planted forage crops will grow. There are lots of pieces to the puzzle, and every site is different.”


The best crabapple trees for your landscape

Green Bay Press-Gazette 

Following is the list of disease-resistant flowering crabapple cultivars referenced from UW-Extension fact sheet “Top Ornamental Crabapples for Wisconsin”: Vijai Pandian is horticultural agent/educator for Brown County University of Wisconsin-Extension.


UW-Extension Master Gardeners offer green-thumb help

Lake County Now

The advisers are members of the Jefferson County Master Gardener Volunteer Association, which works in cooperation with the University of Wisconsin-Extension to meet requests for horticultural information during the growing season, May through September.


Glyphosate resistance a challenge for weed control

Wisconsin State Farmer

That was the message from Vince Davis, who is a BASF technical services representative for Wisconsin and northern Illinois, to attendees at the spring meeting of the Outagamie County Forage Council that was held at Wichman Farms. From 2011 to 2015, he was a weed management specialist with the University of Wisconsin Extension Service.


Population diversity ‘a game changer’ in rural areas

Wisconsin State Farmer 

For a number of communities in Wisconsin and elsewhere, the ethnic and racial diversity that’s occurring in their populations “is a game changer,” University of Wisconsin Extension Service community development specialist Kristin Runge told attendees at the 25th anniversary Rural Summit program sponsored by Wisconsin Rural Partners.